Disabilities Association Robbed Thrice
Written by ZDK Admin on June 13, 2016
The Disabilities Association has been the victim of another robbery after thieves broke into the property twice within the course of 4 days.
During the course of Monday and Tuesday last week, members realized that a window located on the southern side of the building was opened. Thieves took a number of chairs from the building.
Several days after, according to the association’s President Bernard Warner the thieves struck again.
“Last Saturday, we observed that we had a second break-in. This time we lost tables and some chairs and this was just over the period of one week.”
Several Months ago, the association experienced their first break-in where thieves stole a number of newly installed solar panels from the building. Warner told ZDK News that there are still no leads in the string of robberies.
He said that the association, which is located near the flower shop just off All Saints Road, was preparing to venture down a new path by offering baking classes to persons with disabilities in order to encourage the entrepreneurship spirit.
“We had just put out some boxes preparing for the new venture to encourage woman and person with disabilities to teach baking to encourage them to become entrepreneurs and its like they waited for that opportunity to target us.”
He further made an appeal to the Minister of Public Works and Housing the Hon Eustace Lake and the Minister responsible for that constituency the Hon Steadroy Benjamin to assist in providing proper lighting for the area to deter thieves.
“I would like to appeal to the Hon Cutie Benjamin who is the constituency minister in that area and the Minister of Works and Housing the Hon Eustace Lake. We have called him on several occasions to get some lights for the area. It’s dark and we would like some lights to prevent theft.”
Warner thanked residents in the community who continue to look out for the association and said that he is hopeful that the person(s) responsible will be caught.